How Long Can Bacteria Live On Roots And Stones In A Bucket?

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Hey!

So I'm moving my 100 gallon tank this weekend and starting to make a plan already.

I want to move my roots and stones to buckets today but I'm afraid the bacteria on them will suffer.

Can it survive like 3 days in buckets?
 

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They might, as long as there is a food source and oxygen supply. An air stone might help.
 
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Alright hm I don't have any air stones. But if change like 30% of the water every day would that help?
tho perhaps the chlorine from the tap water will ruin it..
 
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Ok good to hear. Ye the filter bacteria will be running until I moved it so only for like 2-3 hours in a bucket.
I will rinse the sand so will loose some there aswell that's why I want save it all on the roots/stones
 

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Dexter84 said:
Alright hm I don't have any air stones. But if change like 30% of the water every day would that help?
tho perhaps the chlorine from the tap water will ruin it..
Using your water conditioner when you change the water would prevent that. You don't want to use untreated water on anything in your tank if you have chlorine in your source water.

You really don't need to change the water and really the lack of water movement shouldn't be a problem. It might get a bit stagnant though and you will probably start seeing an oily film on top of the water.
 

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DoubleDutch said:
Simply leave them 3 days in the bucket without waterchanging.

You filter is the most important thing.
I put tap water in my tanks all the time to keep them topped off it won't hurt anything if you have a fungus growing on wood or what have you I've taken my wood out of the tank and let it out for weeks put it back in and within a couple of weeks it was back now if you are going to do a water change definitely add your stuff to take out the chlorine
 

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